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SHIPS ENGLAND - P Q R

5)QUEBEC CITY U-156




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Built 1927


Tonnage: 4,745 / 8,740 tons


Cargo: 6,600 tons of general cargo and cotton


Route: Alexandria - Capetown - Freetown - UK 


Sunk 19/09/42 by U-156 on pos. 02º 12”S 17º 36” W


4 Dead


41 Survivors


At 15.46 hours on 19 September 1942 the unescorted Quebec City (Master William Caradoc Thomas) was hit by one torpedo from U-156 north-northwest of the Ascension Island. Four  crew members were lost. They were interrogated by U boat captain that gave them provisions and a course for nearest land. In two lifeboats which became separated, each making their own way East. One lifeboat was spotted and rescued by one British destroyer. After 14 days of journey the other lifeboat with the captain washed ashore at one fishing village at Cape Palmas, Liberia. Hours later they were picked up by HMS Decoy (H 75) (LtCdr G.I


 

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